New generation of recycle-ready packaging for mozzarella at Anuga Foodtec

Date: 19.03.2024Source: Amcor

Amcor has announced its new AmPrima® for Mozzarella, a recycle-ready packaging solution for fresh mozzarella. The new package will be presented at Anuga FoodTec 2024 by PFM Packaging Machinery, with a live demo running on its leading vertical form fill seal (VFFS) machinery.

AmPrima® for Mozzarella is a lightweight and flexible, mono-PE based material (97% PE content). It offers robust barrier properties to preserve the product for freshness and shelf life. The new package has been designed with increased puncture resistance, seal strength and material stiffness to avoid leaks and maintain product quality. AmPrima® for Mozzarella is also pleasant to touch, with an excellent combination of toughness and softness. It features a heat-resistant film design that allows fast run speeds during mozzarella producers’ packing process.

This new recycle-ready packaging will help dairy brands get ready for the European Commission’s upcoming Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), with many cheese producers and retailers already seeking recyclable packaging ahead of a legislative mandate. Dairy brands using Amcor’s AmPrima® for Mozzarella can reduce the carbon footprint of their packaging by up to 63% as well as a 53% reduction in non-renewable energy use compared to traditional OPA/PE structures. It is recyclable in European countries where Polyethylene (PE) and Polyolefin (PO) streams are available, as certified by the cyclos-HTP institute, and it has been designed according to CEFLEX D4ACE guidelines for circularity.

Said Laura Delapeyronnie, Marketing Manager-Dairy, Amcor: “The collaboration with PFM Packaging Machinery addresses some of the biggest challenges facing cheese brands. The aim is to switch to more sustainable packaging that can run on high-speed production lines without compromising the product’s shelf life and quality. The development of this new packaging for mozzarella is a substantial step forward.”  For more visit Anuga FoodTec, Hall 7.1, Stand B-60 or at amcor.com

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